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Fire coral by Tim Nicholson

Stinging Fire Coral

Fire corals are so called because of their powerful stinging hairs or nematocysts. These are used primarily for defence against fish like parrotfish...

Asprin and Steroid Misuse by SCUBA Divers

Research recently published in Therapie evaluated drug use in SCUBA divers. A detailed study of aspirin and steroid consumption revealed their misuse for...

New Guidelines for SCUBA Divers with Asthma

Around 7% of SCUBA divers have asthma. This is a condition that affects the airways. When you have asthma your airways are almost always...

Medical considerations for child and adolescent SCUBA divers

A new report in Pediatr Emerg Care condiders the medical implications for young SCUBA divers. Worldwide, more than 1000 scuba (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus)...

Creature of the Month: Hermit Crab, Dardanus species

Hermit crabs scuttle about the sea-floor using someone else's shell for a home. They always use empty shells and never kill the original occupant. When the crab...

The Simple Guide to Commercial Diving

Are you thinking about a career in commercial diving? If so read "The Simple Guide to Commercial Diving". Barsky and Christensen's book covers the...

SCUBA Diving for Individuals with Disabilities

Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) diving has become an increasingly popular recreational activity, enjoyed by millions of individuals. There has also been a growing...

Complete Diving Manual

Just published, the Complete Diving Manual by Jack Jackson. From basic diving certification topics and techniques to advanced technical diving, the manual includes: -...

Shark Travels from Africa to Australia and Back

A great white shark, nicknamed Nicole, has made the journey between South Africa and Australia and back in under nine months. The new...

No More Shark Fishing in Red Sea

A recently issued Eyptian decree will finally ban shark fishing in the Red Sea. This gives the conservation association HEPCA the legislative means to...